Dathan Ritzenhein

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2009

10KM test

Workout #1 Lorane Highway 1km measured a few feet long 1 sec. per km –
10km specific Endurance test windy 15 m.ph. 47 degress/ rainy/ surface road with gravel. Flats/ heavy clothes from rain. Very heavy last 5. 15 x 1km 60sec. rec.

1. 2:52
2. 2:48
3. 2:47.7
4. 2:50.1
5. 2:48.0
6. 2:47.6
7. 2:48.3
8. 2:46
9. 2:46
10. 2:47
11. 2:48
12. 2:47.5
13. 2:48.8
14. 2:47.0
15. 2:47.3

After this workout I made a note 10km fitness better than ever. 27:15-20 A.r. Gate?

So this is why we thought 2:07 at london both the workouts were showing better endurance and better speed for 10km. Both the workouts were done solo and in heavy mileage 120-130 per week. After the 20miler he did develop a calf problem that lingered until London.

20M Progression

Workout # 2 Marathon specific Test measured long mile 1-2 sec.rane Highway — 2 beats below Aerobic Threshold

1. 5:07
2. 5:09
3. 5:07
4. 5:02
5. 5:07
6. 4:53
7. 4:54
8. 4:49
9. 4:58
10. 4:48
11. 4:45
12. 4:45
13. 4:49
14. 4:49
15. 4:52
16. 4:47
17. 4:55
18. 4:40
19. 4:43
20. 4:42 *** last few miles run faster to see what is in the tank, 4:53 avg. Heart-rate 173 Aerobic threshold

2008

December

Workout #1 on  200m indoor 1st track workout outside changing direction
(supposed to be tempo but snow and ice) Inside perfect cond.
10 x 1km

1. 2:52
2. 2:51
3. 2:51
4. 2:51
5. 2:49
6. 2:49
7. 2:49
8. 2:47
9. 2:46
10. 2:45 30 sec. rec. jog avg. 2:48

Workout #2  Indoor 200m outside changing direction 2nd workout

6 x 1600m 1st 4:31 6th 4:22 avg. 4:26 60 sec. rec.

avg. 27:30 ish(27:36) 2nd real workout since Olympic marathon solo flats

2007

May 7-12

  • S. 1:45 w last 30-40 mod. 5:40
  • M. 50min. easy+10xs.h. 50min. easy
  • T. 20min. w.u. 5 x 1600m 4:30-4:16 3:00 rec. 20min. w.d 40min. jog
  • W. 1:30min. easy 1/2 mod.
  • T. 60min. easy 35min. easy
  • F. 20min. w.u. 2 x15min./60 sec. float+ 10 x200m’s 30/30 20min. w.d.
  • S. 45min. jog

April 29-May 6

  • S. 1:40 w fast 20min. progression
  • M. 50min. easy+8x s.h. 50min. easy
  • T. 20min. w.u. 2 x 10 x400m’s 66/65 60sec. rec. 4:00 mn. sets 20min. w.d. 40min.jog
  • W. 1:30min. easy-mod.
  • T. 60min. easy 45min. easy
  • F. 20min. w.u. 3 x10min./183 w rec. 4:00 min. mod 164 42min. continous 20min. w.d.
  • S. off

April 22-28

  • S. 1:40min. w last 20min. fast up Left Hand Canyon
  • M. 50min. easy 50min. easy
  • T. 20min. w.u. 3 x 15min. progressions/60sec jog/float 2-3-4 mmol ( 10 below-5 below-Threshold) 10min. w.d. 35min. easy
  • W. 1:30min. easy-mod.
  • T. 50min. easy+ 2-3 s.h.( first time doing short hills since injury) 50min. easy
  • F. 20min. w.u. Fartlek Harper lake 5 x 6min. Threshold to current 10km 3:00 rec. 20min. w.d. 40min. easy
  • S. off

April 15-21

  • S. 1:30min. Magnolia w last 15min. mod.
  • M. 45min. easy 45min. easy
  • T. 20min. w.u. 3 x 10min./ 183/4:00mod. 164 42min. continous. 20min. w.d. 40min. easy
  • W. 1:20min. last 40min. mod.
  • T. 50min. easy 50min. easy
  • F. 20min. w.u. 10 x 1km/ 60sec. threshold to current 10km Harper lake 20min. w.d. 40min. jog
  • S. 45min. jog

April 8-14

  • S. 1:20min. easy
  • M. 40min. easy 2-3 easy strides 40min. easy
  • T. 60min. progression ( 20e 20m 20 fast) 10min. easy 30min. easy
  • W. 1:10min. 1/2 mod.
  • T. 40min easy 4-5 strides 40min. easy
  • F. 20min. w.u. fartlek 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1- rec. mod. same 10min. w.d. 30min. easy
  • S. 45min. easy jog

Before this week Dathan had been in Portland Oregon for 5 weeks of training on the anti- gravity treadmill at Nike (and Salazar’s garage). He was putting in 130 mile weeks using a mix of threshold and long intervals. He had put in his best winter ever and was extremely fit prior to the injury. Before the winter he had put in a huge base for him in getting ready for his debut Marathon. It is important to know the condition of the athlete prior to the training you see.